Take 3: Dick Dale’s Favorite Beachside Spots

The king of surf guitar performs November 2 at the Saint Rocke club in Hermosa Beach
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The king of surf guitar performs November 2 at the Saint Rocke club in Hermosa Beach. When he isn’t piloting a plane or boat, the renowned musician heads to the beach. Here are his seaside picks:

Balboa Peninsula
“The Wedge is one of the most famous bodysurfing spots, with 15-foot-high waves during winter. Sit on the beach and observe the daredevils.”

Venice Beach
“The boardwalk is a circus. You can watch juggling, guitar playing, skateboarding. Every walk of life goes down that strand.”

Balboa Pier
“There’s a ’50s-style diner, and if you follow the pier out to Main Street, it’s like Mardi Gras with all the people and restaurants.”